Through digital twin technology, military supply chain manufacturers can utilize digital scanning modalities to gather asset data throughout the lifecycle of a military asset – resulting in up-to-date digital blueprints of the asset.
Other reasons the DoD is turning to digital twin technology, include:
- Increasing cybersecurity and perimeter defense
- Enhancing facility operations
- Planning future development
- Preventing costly failures
- Speeding time to market
- Reducing the burden of maintenance
Many military professionals are convinced digital twins are shaping the future of the military. Recently the DoD built the largest-ever digital twin — a massive, interconnected, systems-of-systems platform that has already ingested massive amounts of information for analysis and use.
The data reflects almost 29,000 acres of geographic information system layers; 32,000 square feet of road and airfield pavement; 14,000 acres of terrain and topography in a digital elevation model; approximately 2.4 million feet of water, gas, and other utility assets; and more than 100 facility BIMs.
Integration of enterprise data systems, such as real property and sustainment management (i.e., facility condition assessment) systems, feeds key data sets that enable never-before-seen analysis and contextualized visualization of results to support critical decisions.
Today the Tyndall digital twin accurately visualizes the base in extended reality (XR) while preserving the engineering and technical data underpinning every object in the digital environment.
This work is enabling the Air Force to implement a powerful, user-friendly, technically sophisticated engineering tool for stakeholders at all levels to explore in the Tyndall Hololab.
Tailored user experiences now serve the needs of multiple functional teams. And this project’s data analysis and decision-making advantages extend throughout the revitalized base.
Want to learn more? Tonex offers Digital Twins for the Military, a 2-day course that helps participants better understand the potential of Digital Twins technology as applied to military usage.
You will also learn the basics of Digital Twin technology and how it can be adopted for military applications.
Additionally, attendees will learn about security challenges connected to Digital Twin usage and how to best protect military interests.
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